Personality Challenges to Prioritisation & Time Management

Prioritisation and Time Management

Personality or “Swabhav” will have a direct impact on Prioritisation and Time Management.

Using the Big5 model of Personality C-A-N-O-E (see https://www.cb5.in/about/cb5) it is easy to identify the impact of specific elements of personality.

A combination of personality traits as below is a sure shot predictor:

C: ConscientiousSpontaneous and Less Goal orientation;

specifically more Impulsive ie less Planful and more Distracted ie less Focussed

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A: Agreeableness – more Deferring to others; giving in to others priorities

specifically Selfless, Harmony Seeking & unwilling to Say “No” (non-assertive)

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O: Openness to new experiences

Further one can be mindful of the following potential distractors like –  

C: Conscientiousness Too focussed on a task (losing track of time as one is too focussed on the task at hand)

E: Extraversion – like to engage with people all the time

specifically Talkativeness (losing track of time due to the need to talk)

N: Negative Emotionality

Anxiety, Recovery, Diffidence (Self-doubt leading to delay in action)

In Managerial Context:

MicroManagement can eat into Time:

More Detail orientation, Need for Perfection, Skepticism (lower Trust) and Risk aversion (Analysis – Paralysis) can lead to challenges to Time Management

More reading :

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/8-personality-traits-that-are-eroding-your-time-management-skills/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228664480_A_Review_of_Time_Management_Literature

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dont-delay/200904/tween-time-management-personality-gender-school-performance

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PART – II ANALYSIS using Five Factor Model

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Let us study the Personality of the three characters in this movie which may answer the Q posed…

Using the Five Factor Model Scales C-A-N-O-E

“WHY DOES MY BOSS CHALLENGE ME ALL THE TIME?”

Miranda Priestly, the ever demanding and unsatisfied boss. She is known as much for her icy demeanor, as for her outstanding power within the fashion world.

Miranda the BOSS clearly demonstrates the following TRAITS

– Highly Goal Focused (High on the C-Conscientiousness scale)

  • High Achiever
  • Highly Organised, Driven/Motivated, Perfectionist and detail-oriented

A – An extreme Challenger (Low on Agreeableness scale)

  • My way or High Way – Rigid, Opinionated and Arrogant
  • Very low modesty (high Pride), Self-needs always a priority

N – Cool, Calm and Resilient (Low on the N-Negative Emotionality scale)

  • Calculating, Forthright, Confident but rare show of anger, very collected and in control of emotions

O – Appears to have varied interests (High on the Openness scale)

  •   Scheming, Has complex strategies, creative

E – Appears to be Ambiverted (Middle of the Extraverted scale)

  •    Appears comfortable in doing things alone and in large gatherings

Emily Charlton the always wanting to please Secretary

Her primary trait characteristic demonstrated is right sided Accommodation – Servile, but having self-needs

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Andrea, the doe eyed diminutive and submissive newcomer who eventually makes her own choices!

C – Goal Focused (High on the C-Conscientiousness scale)

  • High achiever but flexible
  • Highly Driven/Motivated, somewhat Organised with a need for Perfection and detail and comfortable with some degree of multitasking

A – A centric trait of how can I create a Win-Win (Middle on Agreeableness scale)

  • More modest, Has a continuous need to serve especially her Boss

N – Has some nervous edge (Middle to right on the N-Negative Emotionality scale)

O – Appears to have varied interests (High on the Openness scale)

  • Likes complexity, creates strategies to cope with the challenges, is creative and is an explorer

E – Appears to be more Extraverted than her boss (High on the Extraverted scale)

  • Appears comfortable in doing things with others most of the time.

AS we paint a Personality Picture of the three characters, we can clearly see the needs of the BOSS and

The movie is all about the struggles that people around Miranda have with the demands that she continuously makes…

Is there a solution?

Well clearly not…. Miranda will continue to achieve success with her personality, she will be demanding and will get her way – this way or that…. With the single minded Achievement Motivation. Very few Relationships matter to her…

In the end, one almost sees her respecting Andrea as she decides to go in her own career direction after delivering on ALL the demands made by Miranda.

Challengers may find other Challengers adversaries and will do everything to win BUT will also have the most respect for the other Challenger!

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Why does my boss Challenge me all the time?

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Have you seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”?

If not please do…

and then let us explore the above Question!

Below are a few links narrating and summarizing the movie and behaviors and episodes between

Miranda Priestly, the ever demanding and unsatisfied boss. She is known as much for her icy demeanor, as for her outstanding power within the fashion world.

and

Emily Charlton the always wanting to please secretary and

Andrea, the doe eyed diminutive and submissive newcomer who eventually makes her own choices!

https://www.bustle.com/articles/167142-miranda-priestly-from-the-devil-wears-prada-is-one-misunderstood-villain

https://www.enotes.com/topics/devil-wears-prada

14 Life Lessons from Devil Wears Prada!!!

https://thoughtcatalog.com/madison-moore/2013/01/14-life-lessons-from-the-devil-wears-prada/

Let us explore the Personality of the BOSS

Personality of Emily and

Personality of Andrea ….

What do we find ????

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Challenges of Working Together

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How Personality Similarities / Differences affect relationship – AT WORK or OUTSIDE?

In continuation to the previous case study…

What IF – A highly skilled but disorganized Doctor has to work with a very organized assistant / Nurse?

Dr. Scalpe is a renowned surgeon with over 20 years of practice. His skills are amazing and is globally known for his surgical abilities. He is also well known as a developer of newer techniques.

And he is always assisted by Nurse Perfect.

Before any surgery Nurse Perfect ensures that all the paperwork is complete, all the SOPs are double checked in the prep for the Operation Theatre. The instruments are well ordered and laid out. The Anaesthetist is reminded and case papers sent to all in the team. If Consultant doctors are required they are always pre notified to be on call. Radiologists, Path labs, Hospital admin are all in synchronicity when Nurse Perfect is in control of the Operation Theatre.PreOp is always clockwork with Nurse Perfect around.

She is so thoroughly proactive and planful that every small detail is always thought out proactively by her and her team of OT nurses.

Many of Dr. Scalpe’s peers credit Nurse Perfect for his reputation and success.

Dr. Scalpe, on the other hand, is purely focussed on his medical skills. He is oblivious to all the support that Nurse Perfect gives him.

Dr. Scalpe repeatedly scatters papers, is very cluttered and very spontaneous and moody…

Not only is he personally disorganized, he creates ambiguity and surprises by the minute.

Creating disharmony and constant pressure on Nurse Perfect.

She is always on tenterhook to manage these “mood based tantrums” of Dr. Scalpe!

Nurse Perfect always tries to discipline Dr. Scalpe and has only been unsuccessful.

And the more she tries the more he rebels!

She is at her wits end and is constantly wondering if there is ANY way to remedy this situation?

WHAT SHOULD SHE DO?

What are the tugs and pulls likely if a highly skilled but disorganized Doctor has to work with a very organized assistant / Nurse?

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Unconventional Careers

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We are all posed the following question at some point of time in our lives – “What are your plans ahead?”

A few years ago the answers would have been, Engineer, Doctor, Lawyer, Software developer etc. However, today we hear some out of the box and interesting answers like Growth hacker, Video jockey, Shoe Designer, Chef etc. Career preferences have changed drastically over time. People are pursuing something they are passionate about, accept new challenges and are also willing to take risks associated with a varied career.

Today there are an infinite number of unconventional career options available. These careers have their own advantages and disadvantages. Unlike conventional careers, they give us a sense of uniqueness, change, being different, spontaneous and fun. Also still there is much less competition as compared to the conventional courses. The disadvantage is that any unconventional career carries with it a sense of insecurity, temporariness and more based on the whims of the role holder. It requires a lot of patience, hard work, and courage to keep moving forward. People in the unconventional career need to find their own way in a world that encourages the conventional, tried and tested ways. Conventional careers like Engineer, Doctor etc bring with it a sense of security and a higher chance of finding jobs, provided one has gone through the grind of a rigorous co-curricular and extracurricular discipline. Conventional careers also have high competition and the stress that goes with it.

Students need to make a SWOT Analysis before making a Career decision. It is important to consider one’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Knowing one’s abilities, personality, interests, passions, hobbies and an awareness of these hobbies can be transformed into careers is important. It is useful to ask oneself the following questions:

  1. Do I have the requisite knowledge and skills for a particular career?
  2. Do I have a supportive and encouraging family?
  3. Do I know someone in a similar career and how can they be of any help to me?
  4. Do I have the right personality for a particular career?

Sometimes an offbeat career may take longer to settle down and make a living. Having patience, perseverance, willingness to work hard and a supportive family is helpful in the pursuit of an unconventional career choice.

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Who should make the Career decisions?

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Choosing a career is an important decision students and parents need to make. We have all heard people say ‘follow your dreams’ but what if parents are the ones preventing you from following your dreams?

This is the story of Rohit Das (name changed). We studied together in junior college and later he got into Engineering, as his father wanted him to be a Mechanical Engineer. Although he was never interested in pursuing Engineering, being the ideal, responsible son he never confronted his father about his dislike for the subject. First year into college, a few backlogs in the first semester, few more in the second one resulted in an overall Year Down. Next year same scenario – few backlogs but somehow managed to pass the First year of Engineering. Second Year into Mechanical Engineering and history repeated – one more Year Down. You can imagine the kind of pressure he must have been through. He had completely lost confidence and had started considering himself worthless.

However, during these 4 years, he had been actively doing a lot of Volunteer work, hosting and managing a lot of different events. Something which he really enjoyed and that made him happy. But his father disapproved of all these and sometimes even house arrested him. However, he did not say anything to anyone. By this time all his batchmates had already completed graduation and some had started doing their masters or got into jobs. He felt left out.

Four years into all this, and then one day the built up frustration and pressure just blew off steam. He got into an argument with his parents and gave up engineering. His parents did not understand and were not at all supportive. In fact they turned a blind eye to his failure in Engineering college. They made a deal with him that he had to prove to them that doing Business was where his passion was. To validate his belief he took an Aptitude, Interest and Personality Test. And within two months he was in the UK pursuing Bachelors in Business with Entrepreneurship. Today when he compares himself to his peers he can’t stop thinking that all of them have completed their Masters, have started earning and moved on in life and he is still in the First year of graduation!

Let us sit back and analyze this situation. The parents own an auto motor company and therefore wanted their son to be an Engineer. By enrolling him in an education that Rohit disliked, they wasted a lot of money over fees (we all know how high the Engineering college fees are), leading to a lot of stress and mental pressure for everyone, loss of self-confidence and the list goes on. Alternatively, if his parents had communicated with him in the beginning, listened to what their son wanted instead of forcing their decision, things would have been different. Potentially, today they would have an open channel of communication and shared a healthier parent-child relationship.

So how can parents and children have a healthy relationship is the question. Parents need to sit down and have an open conversation with their children right from the early days, they should willingly listen to their child’s thoughts and ideas. Communicating through discussions and consultation will lead to better outcomes than forcing one’s opinions and lecturing kids. Parents also need to be observant about their child’s likes and dislikes, interests, talents, strengths, weaknesses etc right from early childhood. Having an open channel of communication, a safe and supportive environment will encourage the teen to share the stresses that he/she might be undergoing, thus encouraging dialogue and possible solutions.

So, should parents select a career for their child or should children themselves decide what they want to pursue?

Every parent dreams of a successful career which offers stability, job security and economic independence for their offspring. Parents want their children to follow them or select something similar to what they have done or wanted to do.

In India, Engineering, Medicine, and Civil services are careers which are considered to be secure and prestigious by most parents. However, times are changing, Engineering/ Medicine no longer seem to be the chosen careers offering high paying jobs. It is difficult to get into government services with the growing competition. Newer career options are emerging with changing technology.

In such a scenario, it is important that parents facilitate the process of career selection by equipping their child with the requisite knowledge and skills, being self-confident and trusting that he/she will take the right decisions. When parents make all the decisions for their children, they send a signal that “you are no good” and children develop lower self-confidence and self-esteem. As a result, children may not be happy with what they are doing resulting in underperformance which might in turn restrict them to excel in their personal and professional life. Over time this can lead to depression and may lead to some students to committing suicide. Parents should support their children and give them direction but not force them to pursue something their children are not interested in. In turn, the children should communicate openly with their parents understanding that it is concern for their well-being that drives parents to be protective and autocratic.

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Master of Oneself, Captain of the Mission

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Great goals are achieved when there’s a focused effort while taking into account all the possible variables. They say great changes come from within. Have you ever wondered what makes something great? It is the quality of person, thing, place or experience that adds positively and heightens all that comes in contact with it. For instance, a great personality adds to not just their own life but to the community as well.

“Great things are achieved with the first step”, is a well-known quote. The secret lies in the fact that it is not just the commencement but the continued efforts and step-by-step execution to stay on track.

How do we bring greatness to our everyday life? One of the possible answers is the word ‘motivation’. If we can discover a person’s source of motivation, we can understand a great deal about them. Motivation is the source of inspiration; a source of constant energy to achieve goals. The quality of this motivation- whether it is a strong one or not, will decide the success of the tasks one undertakes. It is often motivation alone that sets a ‘leader’ apart from the rest. The self-starter spirit, the open-mindedness to new ideas and the ability to put in the required effort to set up and achieve a goal are all linked very closely to a person’s motivation levels.

The fact of life or situations is that problems do arise. No matter how many safeguards one has, hurdles come up as there are a hundred different variables that make our lives come together. For example, the relationship between colleagues could be ineffective due to miscommunication and misunderstanding; or the task taken up by a team may take longer to complete than they anticipated. Motivation helps to remind us that when there are problems, it is important to keep going on ahead. The spirit to keep one’s eyes on the prize and spread the cheer amongst the people is the force to keep living for.

This spirit can be drawn from a number of places. One of those can be by pursuing a hobby or a sport. As clichéd as it may sound, spending quality time doing something one truly loves helps develop a healthy mind and body. Going for a long bike-ride, swimming, traveling, reading or pursuing music, all bring to us a different flavour to our everyday lives, engaging the mind in activities to activate it. An outgoing, people-oriented person could indulge in playing team sport; a person who is detail-oriented could dabble in studying entomology- the possibilities are endless and just by trying something new, it re-kindles the thirst for knowledge and a sense of achievement that boots the self-esteem.Family, friends and our social circles keep us refreshed and active. Even simple conversations can boost up our mood. Learning about someone else’s experiences motivates us to do follow through on our own, making it important to have social interactions – be it social media or in real life. All the different aspects of life bring together a complex and well-rounded personality.

Family, friends and our social circles keep us refreshed and active. Even simple conversations can boost up our mood. Learning about someone else’s experiences motivates us to do follow through on our own, making it important to have social interactions – be it social media or in real life. All the different aspects of life bring together a complex and well-rounded personality.

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